|Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York|
With Nepal’s Constitutional Deadline Weeks Away, Secretary-General Urges Consensus
on Outstanding Issues, Including Integration of Maoist Army Personnel
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
With Nepal’s constitutional deadline less than one month away, the Secretary-General urges all parties in Nepal to exert the utmost effort in reaching consensus on outstanding issues, including the integration and rehabilitation of Maoist army personnel and fundamental issues regarding the new Constitution.
Nepal’s peace process has already delivered significant achievements.† However, the process remains overdue and incomplete due to continuing differences among the parties.
At this decisive point in the process, the Secretary-General calls on all parties to exercise maximum flexibility in seeking a common political ground to enable them to fulfil their commitments, including the adoption of a new Constitution by the Constituent Assembly.
The United Nations will continue to support the parties in their efforts.
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